The Caribbean Journal recognizes the Surama Eco-Lodge as one of the Caribbean’s best lodging experiences. “The Caribbean?!” you may be thinking? True enough, Surama is firmly ensconced in the interior rainforest of continental Guyana (and some people are perpetually confused about Guyana residing on the African – not South American – continent) so the inclusion in CJ’s list isn’t entirely expected. Nonetheless, Guyana’s coastline, culture, and identity is undeniably influenced by its proximity to the Caribbean so we think that it’s a worthy honor and one that demonstrates the vast diversity of hospitality and adventure travel offerings across the Caribbean.
Surama has been previously recognized by National Geographic, the Caribbean Tourism Organization, USAToday, and the Educational Travel Community for their leadership in indigenously-operated community tourism. Wilderness Explorers is a long-time partner with Surama to develop their tourism business and jointly operates the Iwokrama Canopy Walkway with Surama Village Council.
The Caribbean Journal says,
Guyana: it’s the great unknown of Caribbean tourism. But it shouldn’t be. It’s a natural wonder, a jarring voyage through landscapes you never see in the islands of the Caribbean. And at Surama, you immerse yourself in the heart of an Amerindian village in a traditional “benab,” or cottage.